July 27, 2011

Indian Navy may commission Satpura , The 2nd Shivalik class stealth Frigate .

India May commission  INS SATPURA (Project 17) class Frigate.
It is  2nd Shivalik class Indigenous Stealth Frigate. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on 20 Aug 2011.

General characteristics(wikipedia)
Class and type: INS SATPURA - Shivalik class frigate
Displacement: 6000 tons
Length: 142 metres (466 ft)
Beam: 17 metres (56 ft)
Draught: 4.5 metres (15 ft)
Propulsion: CODOG
2 x Pielstick diesel engines
2 GE LM-2500 gas turbines
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)+
Complement: 257 (incl 35 officers)
Armament: 76mm SRGM
2 x AK-630 CIWS
24 x Shtil SAM
16 x Barak SAM
8 x VLS 3M-54E Klub or BrahMos cruise missiles
90R ASW missiles
DTA-53-956 torpedoes
RBU-6000 (RPK-8)
Aircraft carried: 2 x Sea King Mk.42B or HAL Dhruv                       

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